Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for Use in the Dutch Context
AbstractBeing able to identify socially frail older adults is essential for designing interventions and policy and for the prediction of health outcomes, both on the level of individual older adults and of the population. The aim of the present study was to adapt the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to the Dutch language and culture for those purposes. A systematic cross-cultural adaptation of the initial Social Vulnerability Index was performed following five steps: initial translation, synthesis of translations, back translation, a Delphi procedure, and a test for face validity and feasibility. The main result of this study is a face-valid 32 item Dutch version of the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI-D) that is feasible in health care and social care settings. The SVI-D is a useful index to measure social frailty in Dutch-language countries and offers a broad, holistic quantification of older people’s social circumstances related to the risk of adverse health outcomes. View Full-Text
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Bunt, S.; Steverink, N.; Andrew, M.K.; Schans, C.P.; Hobbelen, H. Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for Use in the Dutch Context. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1387.
Bunt S, Steverink N, Andrew MK, Schans CP, Hobbelen H. Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for Use in the Dutch Context. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(11):1387.Chicago/Turabian Style
Bunt, Steven; Steverink, Nardi; Andrew, Melissa K.; Schans, Cees P. van der; Hobbelen, Hans. 2017. "Cross-Cultural Adaptation of the Social Vulnerability Index for Use in the Dutch Context." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 11: 1387.
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